Sport: Who Is the Man?

It was the closest pennant race in the American League since 1948, when the Cleveland Indians, the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Athletics eased into August in a virtual tie.* Now it was the Indians, Yankees, White Sox and Red Sox scrambling for the flag. Their four managers were on the spot. Each one was expected to win; each one was looking wildly for help. There was a chance for each of them, and a single new pitcher or long-ball hitter or sure-handed infielder could make a big difference.

The White Sox, staggered...

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